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Epidemic: 6000+ U.S. Veterans Committed Suicide in 2009

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Posted: 11 May 2010 09:45 AM PDT defense – With more than 6,000 veterans committing suicide every year –- and 98 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan taking their own lives during fiscal 2009 alone — the Department of Veterans Affairs is redoubling its outreach to veterans and promoting its toll-free suicide-prevention hotline. National statistics show that veterans constitute about 20 percent of the 30,000 to 32,000 U.S. deaths each year from suicide. Of an average of 18 veterans who commit suicide each day, about five receive care through the VA health-care system. More than 60...

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